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Gadgets from the Quantum Spookhouse

Navigation devices and other technologies may gain from queer quantum effects

1:41pm, December 4, 2001

Computers exploiting the oddities of quantum mechanics may eventually put conventional computers to shame. Theoretically, full-fledged versions of those quantum machines will someday master in an eye blink mathematical puzzles and secret codes that current supercomputers wouldn't crack with a billion years of number crunching.

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